Chris Danou

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Chris Danou
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 92
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth01/18/1967
Place of birthBloomington, IL
Office website
Chris Danou (b. January 18, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 92 since 2013. He represented the 91st District from 2009 to 2013.

Danou is a former Police Officer with the City of Onalaska, and has worked for the La Crosse County Emergency Response Team, and Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, National Farmers Union, Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, and the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Danou served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Danou served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Danou won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 92. Danou ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 92, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Stephen J. Doerr 0.2% 50
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Danou Incumbent 98.8% 20,308
     - Scattering 1% 204
Total Votes 20,562


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Danou was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 91. He defeated Republican Bill Ingram in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 91 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Danou (D) 11,375
Bill Ingram (R) 8,000
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 91 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Danou (D) 3,283 99.58%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-269 Bodily harm to a law enforcement officer while resisting, obstructing, fleeing or attempting to flee from made a felony
  • AB-323 Sex offender registrants required to provide email accounts and Internet addresses of every Web site maintained by the registrant for personal or household use and all Internet user names
  • AB-341 Cellular telephone or other wireless telecommunications device: person under age 18 operating a motor vehicle with an instruction permit or probationary license prohibited from using; forfeiture provision

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Danou received $36,930 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


The top 5 donors to Danou's 2008 campaign:[5]

Donor Amount
Danou, Chris $6,490
Democratic Party of Dane County $2,525
Danou for Senate $1,565
Meredith, Kate $1,000
United Northeast Educators $1,000

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Preceded by
Mark Radcliffe (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 92
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 91
Succeeded by
Dana Wachs (D)